After 4 1/2 hours, I had a chance to say hello to MM's mom who was wandering the bookstore. May I just say that I would LOVE to age as gracefully as MM's mom. Her oldest daughter was also wandering around and she's very sweet as well.
I finally got to the front of the line after more than 5 hours of waiting around for my turn and do I tell her my funny story about my Dad saying that I could go to U$C as long as he got to buy me a gun first? (He's a big UCLA fan) Do I even tell her "Welcome to Seattle"? Nope.. I'm the shy engineer-type who smiles and says "Hi, I have a camera." And get my picture taken with her. *facepalm*
But I DO have my picture taken with her, so there's that. Next time maybe I'll show that I have social skills (though I don't in the real world, so I'm not sure how well that plan will work).
I guess I can say it now.. "Welcome to Seattle, Ree!"